Open Call for SMCK On Reel. Video Festival Joins Berlin Fashion Week July 2024

Open call  /  03 Jun 2024  -  07 Jun 2024
Published: 03.06.2024
Christoph Ziegler, Loukia Richards
DEADLINE: 07/06/2024

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​Jewelry’s pioneering role in shaping social values and cultural sustainability is highlighted through documentaries, narratives, and jewelers' portraits during BFW screening events.
SMCK ON REEL joins Berlin Fashion Week and hosts a screening at the legendary Arsenal. The cinema and Institute for film and Video Art is located at Potsdamer Platz, the very heart of Berlin. Additional screenings during Berlin Fashion Week exclusive events are scheduled.

SMCK ON REEL Berlin features the documentaries Political Jewelry, Experts Talk, and Greetings From Ukraine, as well as selected Jewelry Narratives, and exclusive Jewelers’ Portraits.

Berlin Fashion Week is explicitly about ecology and social issues. and innovative small labels oriented.

SMCK ON REEL’s goal is to make fashion designers and industry VIPs aware of the interdisciplinary synergy potential, to connect participants with Berlin's jewelry community, to network with important Berlin academic and cultural institutions, as well as to introduce a tangent audience, such as fashion and film lovers, to the variety and sophistication of the medium jewelry.

There is a limited number of time slots or places available for new participants under the categories Jewelry Narratives and Jewelers’ Portraits.

How to Apply

Option A: Jewelry Narratives
Submit your video of a maximum of 3 minutes. The plot or jewelry presented must focus on, revolve around, or address one or more of the following issues/keywords: ecology, nature, recycling, upcycling, fair trade, consumption, anti-consumption, justice, magic, alchemists’ heritage, life milestones, social movements, social interaction, social values, rites of passage (such as wedding, mourning, childbirth), hierarchies, social roles.
You should also include a short statement and biography in your application. Jewelry Narratives are hosted on SMCK ON REEL website and professionally promoted through the Press and social media. If selected, artists pay a participation fee of 95,00 euros.

Option B: Jewelers’ Portraits
Customized video interviews with jewelry artists. Selected jewelry artists are interviewed by SMCK Magazine after elaborating goals and priorities, and drafting a strong profile. The Jewelers’ Portraits are hosted on SMCK ON REEL website and professionally promoted through the press and social media. To apply, please send a weblink a short statement on your work and a biography. Selected artists pay a participation fee of 250,00 euros. The fee includes professional communication, consulting, customized interview questions, video script, video editing, screening, and promotional services.

Applications are considered/selected immediately and the open call runs as long as there.

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Wrecking Globe, video by Eden Herman Rosenblum..
Wrecking Globe, video by Eden Herman Rosenblum.

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 Political Jewelry, video, Chris Kiseno, Ausencia project..
 Political Jewelry, video, Chris Kiseno, Ausencia project.

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 Danner Prize, video, Christoph Straube, drop brooches..
 Danner Prize, video, Christoph Straube, drop brooches.

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 Greetings From Ukraine, Stanislav Drokin, 'Nest' ring..
 Greetings From Ukraine, Stanislav Drokin, 'Nest' ring.

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